Aspirin is used in pets for many of the same reasons it is used in people. Most often aspirin is used for lameness and pain associated with injuries or arthritis. Below are important things to remember about arthritis.
- If your pet vomits or stops eating, discontinue giving aspirin. Aspirin can cause stomach upset or diarrhea.
- Do not give your pet aspirin if it is taking any other medication for arthritis such as Rimadyl, Previcox, any "NSAID" or a steroid such as prednisone.
- At most, use aspirin for only 2 or 3 days. If you feel your pet needs aspirin for a longer time, contact your veterinarian to make sure it is okay to continue.
- Aspirin can be used in cats, BUT REMEMBER THAT A SINGLE DOSE OF ASPIRIN LASTS FOR 3 DAYS WHEN GIVEN TO A CAT!!!!!
- If you have any concerns about giving your pet aspirin contact your veterinarian first. This information is here to guide you on how much aspirin can be given to your pet.
To use this "dose caluculator" just enter your pet's weight (in pounds) in the yellow box below (place your cursor in the yellow box and "left click" your mouse...this will select the box...then you can enter the weight) and press enter. If you are unsure of your pet's weight you can use a household scale. If you chose to estimate a weight make sure to under estimate the weight. When in doubt it is always better to give less of a medication instead of more.
This information is intended to provide general recommendations regarding the use and dosing of this medicine. Any medication, including OTC products should not be used without first consulting your veterinarian. This dosing calculator is provided to ensure that you give the correct dose of medication to your pet.